Pirated copies of Apple Inc.'s new iWork '09 application suite that are now available on file-sharing sites contain a Trojan horse that hijacks Macs and leaves them open to further attack, a security company said yesterday.Lots of other interesting technical details deleted, because we can stop right here.
The reason is that only the stupid or the corrupt have to worry, so that lets y'all off the hook. There are really only two things to know:
1. Don't steal software. Well, duh.
2. Remember Borepatch's First Law:
Free download is Internet-speak for "Open your mouth and close your eyes."You mean Bad Guys would target people stealing software programs with malware? Knock me over with a feather. (/snark)
And yes, it works just like a Windows trojan horse. Runs with root privilege, too, so you're screwed. Careful what you download, and from where.